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Chuhar Valley

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Last Updated On: 28/04/2016  

Chauhar Valley

 

Jhatingri: Jhatingri is a beautiful place where the hills are covered with thick Deodar trees. The green and serene environment with beautiful landscape is nature’s bounty for humanity. It was once the summer capital of Mandi State. Royal Palaces were constructed here but now only the remains of the old heritage structures can be seen. A scenic spot known as Dyna Park and a religious place Himri Ganga associated with Lord Hurang Narayan can be visited by taking Jhatingiri-Padhar-Mandi road.

 

How to Reach:

Mandi-Ghatasani (on NH-154/old NH-20)-Jhatingri 48 Kms

Joginder Nagar- Ghatasani (on NH-154/old NH-20)-Jhatingri 19 Kms

 

Trek Route:

Jhatingiri to Bir-Billing: Jhantingiri-Fulladhar-Nakti Devi-Winch Camp-Devi Darh-Chenna Pass-Billing 22 Kms

 

Where to Stay:

Hotels/Guest Houses near Jhatingiri

Sr. No.

Name of Hotel/Guest House

Telephone No.

1

Anant Guest House, Lakhwan (Ghatasani)

01908-268617, 98052-27191

2

Pine Valley Hotel & Restaurant, Dhargehra (Ghatasani)

89881-72747, 89882-65857

3

Hill Top Hotel & Restaurant, Chhanang (Gumma)

01908-268543, 94182-49696

 

 

Barot: Situated at a height of 1835 meter Barot is a beautiful place on the bank of river Uhl. It is famous for its Trout Fish Farm. It is being operated by Fisheries Department and Angling Meet is (JPG, 12 KB) organized every year. The reservoir of Shanan power project built by Britishers is located here and adds to the scenic beauty of Barot. Barot is also the Gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary spread over area of 278 sq. kms. It is the home of Monal, Wild Cats, Monkeys and the Black Bear. Brot is also the base for trek routes to Kullu & Kangra Valleys. This area is also famous for vegetables and pulse production. It has beautiful sceneries all around which attracts everyone. Thousands of tourists visit this place every year.

How to Reach:

Mandi-Ghatasani (on NH-154/old NH-20)-Jhatingri-Barot 68 Kms

Joginder Nagar- Ghatasani (on NH-154/old NH-20)-Jhatingri-Barot 39 Kms

Trek Routes:

Barot to Balh Ropa: Barot-Lapas-Thaltukhod-Sil Budhanni- Sudhar-Balh Ropa 18 Kms

Sil Budhanni to Kullu: Sil Budhanni-Bhubhu Jot-Dalighat 9 Kms

Thaltukhod to Dehnasar: Thaltukhod-Richhu Nallah-Fungni Top-Langha-Sari Jot-Dehnasar 20 Kms

Barot to Kangra: Barot-Miot-Rajgundha-Chenna Top-Hanumaan Choti-Utrala-Sansaal 18 Kms

WHERE TO STAY

Hotels/Guest Houses near Barot

Sr. No.

Name of Hotel/Guest House

Telephone No.

1

Roshan Hotel, Barot

98161-12578, 97365-47279

2

River Side Camping Site Guest House, Ruiling Nallah (Barot)

94180-32356, 94180-89872

 

Home Stay Units near Barot

Sr. No.

Name of Home Stay

Telephone No.

1

Negi Home Stay, Barot

01908-267312, 94590-48812

2

Shobhla Home Stay, Barot

01908-267307, 94182-98856

3

River View Home Stay, Barot

01908-267211, 94187-63841

4

Barrage View Home Stay, Thuji (Barot)

97369-58568

5

Paul Home Stay, Thuji (Barot)

94180-11980, 97369-18040

6

Lake Paradise Home Stay, Thuji (Barot)

97368-97808, 97360-12482

7

New Sangam View Home Stay, Thuji (Lambadug)

97360-12621

 

 

 Hurang Narayan Temple: Hurang Narayan is the most revered god of the Chauhar Valley. This village is covered with thick forest. People can’t cut wood from this forest for their use.  Smoking is prohibited in Hurang village and no one can enter (JPG, 34 KB) this village with tobacco product. No one is also allowed to enter the village with lather materials i.e. Shoos, Belt, Purse etc. People of this village are following these rules from centuries ago and no one has the courage to break these rules. The temple of Hurang Narayan is built in Pahari Style and Kahika fair is held after every 5 years in which the Nad (Priest) of Gods Hurang Narayan dies and get life again with the power of Gods Hurang Narayan. It is believed that centuries ago Gods Hurang Narayan was affected with leprosy and was cured by people of Nad community. After that accident, Kahika fair is organised in Hurang village after every 5 years. It is also said that the King of Mandi State Raja Sahib Sen’s wife named Parkash Dai has no child. She prayed in Hurang Narayan temple and the Gods blessed her with son and the name of the son was named Narayan Sen. The Gods Hurang Narayan participates in Shivatri fair and other fairs every year and the journey made on foot. The people has the great faith in Hurang Narayan. People pray to him for rain for their crops. Temples of Ghaddoni Narayan and Pashakot are other famous temples of the region.

 

How to reach:

Mandi-Ghatasani-Jhatingiri-Sil Budhani-Hurang 65 Kms 

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